The 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E drivers' championship looked as if it was building into yet another fiercely contested battle that would go down to the wire. When eight different drivers won the first eight races of the season, it seemed likely that more than half the field would be heading to this weekend's season finale in New York with a shot at claiming the crown.
But then Jean-Eric Vergne turned the screw.
By winning in Monaco in May, a victory the DS Techeetah driver secured by leaping from group one in qualifying to the front row (taking pole once Oliver Rowland's grid penalty came into effect), he became the first repeat winner of the season. Last time out in Bern he went one better, putting on a repeat effort to take the win after claiming pole position outright, despite the group-one handicap.